May 072013
The Roman Centurion

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant.

With insights on the Sunday Gospel Readings from the Revelations to Maria Valtorta

Year C  June 2, 2013

9th Sunday in Ordinary  Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 7:1-10

Other Readings: 1 Kings 8:41-43; Psalm 117:1-2; Galatians 1:1-2, 6-10

From the Evangelical Catholic Study Bible and the Poem of the Man-God: Vol. 2, sec. 177/p.189

The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant.   At Capernaum

Luke 7:1b He entered into Capernaum. 2 Now a certain [Roman] centurion had a servant who was dear to him who was sick and ready to die. 3 And when he had heard of  Jesus’ coming, he sent unto Him the ruling elders of the Jews, desiring Him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying to Him: He is worthy that You should do this for him. 5 For he loves our nation and he has built us a synagogue. 6 So Jesus went with them.  And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent his friends to Him, saying:  Lord, trouble not Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. 7 For which reason neither did I think myself  worthy to come to You.  But merely say the word and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to one: Go, and he goes, and to another: Come, and he comes, and to my servant: Do this, and he does it. 9 When Jesus heard this He marveled at him.  And turning about to the multitude that followed him, He said:  Most assuredly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in all Israel! 10 And they who were sent, having returned to the house, found the servant who had been sick, whole!

From the Rest of the Gospel Story and the Poem of the Man-God: Vol. 2, sec.177/p.189

Text in Bold are insights from the Poem of the Man-God

The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant.   Capernaum

Luke 7:1b‑10; 6:46    

Next day, Jesus and his remaining eleven Disciples return to Capernaum (10 miles), where Jesus heals a servant of a centurion.  He had heard Jesus speak on the previous Thursday.  Though he never saw Jesus perform a miracle, he believed He was God and able to do anything.  [3-4 days later the Baptist is captured near Sychar.  (Vol. II, p.702)]